I can’t describe the feeling of being in the kitchen at Hotel San Francesco. The place is spotlessly clean, the staff is professional and graciously sharing of their expertise. The group is not only enjoying the Neapolitan way of life but they get to live it as well!
Have you ever seen fresh chestnuts that have fallen from their trees? The outer shell looks something like a porcupine with a “spikey” outer shell. Take a look in the photo. The chestnut is inside under what we normally see – a brown outer shell. They are being sold everywhere and roasted as a delicacy. […]
Olive oil is recognized internationally as the signature flavor in the diets of Mediterranean people, adding both taste and nutritional benefits. The term “heart healthy oil” refers to olive oil’s exceptional composition of healthy fats. Each tablespoon delivering 10 g. of monounsaturated fat, 1.4g of polyunsaturated fat and 1.9 g. saturated fat – a perfect […]
After the crowds that fill the cities of Italy each year have left Italy prepares for the most special time of the year…the harvest. Here’s an opportunity to open your balcony doors in the morning with a view of the stunningly beautiful sea, enjoy breakfast on the terrace and watch the small town come alive, […]
If you’ve been to Italy before you’ve probably never seen it like this. Here is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the lifestyle and culture of the “real” Italy. It’s a culturally and beautiful experience that’s extremely affordable. You’ll immerse yourself in a lifestyle that promotes longevity while enjoying superb accommodations. Take a few […]
While the group assimilated the beauty of the coastline, the people and the culture, we were also astonished by the beauty of the nourishing food available to us at class. Included in our classes was the making of a wonderful vegetable soup, baked fennel and an artichoke and potato dish that was amazing! Can’t wait […]
I could hardly stop eating the fabulous soup made with organically grown vegetables grown right in the garden of this beautiful restaurant in Ravello Italy. As a side I had the most wonderful broccoli. I guess the scenery and the climate also help. Oh gosh, it’s going to be hard coming back! What comes out […]
Words can’t describe the experience of visiting this magnificent coastline of Italy, or it’s warm people, and definitely not the exquisite food that grows here. It’s all beyond expression for me. At cooking class today we made artichokes (carciofi), potato and fennel dishes. The produce was as beautiful to look at as it was delicious!
Our first cooking class in Italy was wonderful. It’s a gift to be with the Neapolitan chefs in the kitchen. We are going to cook again today. We’ve been invited to Chef Antonio’s home for a tour of his garden after our next class today. Can’t wait!